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5/24/12 5:30 AM
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Alan Belcher came on Your MMA Radio and talked about a whole bunch of things, with some really interesting comments. He seems like a great guy, would definitely agree when he says he's not more than two fights away from the title shot.

Here are some of the excerpts, where he states the UFC are buying into Lombard's hype, and how the fans would love him to beat Bisping because 'he's a bit of an a-hole'.

http://www.yourmma.tv/fighters/interview-details.asp/id/248/alan-belcher-interview-your-mma-radio-palhares-bisping-lombard.htm

On Hector Lombard:

I’m going to be completely honest. Hector Lombard has a nice streak going and a good record, he’s the champion of another organisation that has some good fighters but they’re not the best in the world. I think the UFC are impressed by him in another sport that’s not MMA. I think it’s more of a hype type thing. I think they’re buying into the hype. Brian Stann is not the top contender; he’s not the guy that if you beat, you get a title shot.

On Michael Bisping:

He’s a very hard guy to beat, that’s why Chael had a problem. He’s good at controlling the fight and winning on points. I don’t know if that fight is more deserving than the other guys.

The reason why it seems like I talk about Bisping, is because people always ask me about that fight. What I always say is that he seems like a bit of an a-hole, but I don’t really know him. Seems like the fans would love it if I beat him. Personally I don’t really have an issue with him, but once I made some comments he came back and made some to make me not like him. Not that I dislike him, but he’s not my favourite person or anything. That would be a cool win.

5/24/12 5:51 PM
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Belcher would run through Bisping like a hot knife through I Can't Believe It's Not Butter. He has to be the worst matchup this side of Asilva for Bisping.
5/24/12 5:57 PM
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Belcher has a great shot to pound Bisping, hes been 1 of my fav fighters for years now.

so Glad hes healthy now, hes got tremendous skills
5/24/12 6:01 PM
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Belcher would beat Bisping pretty easily. Belcher is better on his feet and on the ground.
5/24/12 6:16 PM
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Belcher/Bisping could be a main event if marketed right. Phone Post
5/24/12 6:46 PM
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Let's see it. Phone Post
5/24/12 6:47 PM
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superCalo -
303 - Belcher would beat Bisping pretty easily. Belcher is better on his feet and on the ground.
Yes most people facing bisping beat him pretty easily, certainly Belcher is a superior fighter to sonnen and Rashad. Phone Post
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The only guy to beat bisping decisively was one of the greatest fighters ever.

Bisping is still surprisingly underrated whilst Belcher seems to be getting unwarranted hype. Phone Post
5/25/12 3:40 AM
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I do think Bisping gets underrated by a lot of people, him vs. Belcher would be a great fight.

Agree with his thoughts about Lombard - IF he beats Stann, he definitely needs a bigger win to warrant a title shot, and with one more win both Bisping and Belcher would be fresh contenders for Silva so there's no need to rush Lombard through. Other than the "hype" of course.
5/25/12 4:08 AM
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Beating Stann would still give Lombard a bigger win than anyone Bisping has beat @ MW...thats just the truth. Palhares is also a bigger win @ MW than Bisping has ever had. IMO Belcher and Lombard should both be ahead of Bisping at this point who still have 0 top 10 wins in the division.
5/25/12 6:15 AM
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I think the fact that he ran Sonnen so close (and arguably beat him in some people's eyes) is what has fans believing he's so close to contention.
5/25/12 6:58 AM
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 everyone always fogets shlemenko. to say lombard has fought only nobodies is to insult one of the best strikers at MW if not all of MMA.

lombard may be overrated, but he has fought at least 1 legit opponent in Alexander Shlemenko. it wasnt a great fight for hector, but he at least showed he has a solid chin and at least decent grappling, and shlemenko has been training grappling in the US so he has improved since then even.
but to just go and say hector only fought cans and nobodies, isnt 100% true.

Shlemenko could make some serious waves in the UFC just watch.
5/25/12 7:15 AM
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He hasn't fought nobodies, he just hasn't fought the top tier. He's beaten good guys like Prangley, Shlemenko, Taylor, Starnes etc. but that's not the UFC elite. If he beats Stann then someone else at the top (a Sonnen, Bisping, Belcher to keep it topical) then he's in with a shout, but not just the win over Stann.
5/25/12 9:23 AM
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5/25/12 9:31 AM
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Fight! UK Online - He hasn't fought nobodies, he just hasn't fought the top tier. He's beaten good guys like Prangley, Shlemenko, Taylor, Starnes etc. but that's not the UFC elite. If he beats Stann then someone else at the top (a Sonnen, Bisping, Belcher to keep it topical) then he's in with a shout, but not just the win over Stann.
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5/25/12 9:34 AM
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" I think the UFC are impressed by him in another sport that’s not MMA" . such as...?

5/25/12 9:42 AM
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MITman2k - " I think the UFC are impressed by him in another sport that's not MMA" . such as...?


His international level judo perhaps?
5/25/12 10:18 AM
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octowussy - Belcher's actually good at the things Bisping claims that he's good at.
A little mean, but not inaccurate. I might give Bisping edges in conditioning, tdd, and strength, though. Belcher's obviously got the more effective striking game, and a very strong ground game. I also give Bisping the edge in the tattoo game. Phone Post
5/25/12 10:21 AM
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That's why my MMA radio has been sticky Phone Post
5/25/12 10:58 AM
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Gotta love how people would STILL supposedly beat Bisping "easily"
5/25/12 11:54 AM
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This guy waffles more than John Kerry.
5/25/12 12:17 PM
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I'd love to se Belcher maul the Bis.
5/25/12 12:19 PM
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"winning on points"

Bisping has won by decision 4 times from 22 total victories so not quite a point fighter Alan. Phone Post
5/25/12 12:31 PM
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Why would he bring up Brian Stann not being a contender and therfore not deserving of a title shot when he beats him ?


UFC never puts their top[ guys against their new hyped stars. Never have (Anderson Silva vs Chris Leben, Cro Cop that guys who's name I forget, Noguiera vs Herring, etc)...Brian Stann is a popular fighter who comes to win so this is actually a very good test for Lombard.
5/25/12 12:37 PM
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Bisping would bully ram Belch. Phone Post
5/25/12 12:51 PM
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If mike gets past Tim, the logical fight would be hector vs mike no 1 contender providing hector gets past Brian, then give Alan a fight with chael after Anderson dismantles him. <img src="/images/phone/apple.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>



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